Nancy Thompson Library
Appropriate Conduct Policy
Library users are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of others and that is in keeping with the library’s purpose. Those who engage in behavior that infringes on the rights of others, poses danger to themselves or others, or violates university or library policies may be asked to leave the building. Staff will call Campus Police and Public Safety officers to handle the situation if the staff member believes it is advisable to do so. Unlawful behavior will be reported to Campus Police and Public Safety. Violations of Kean University’s Student Code of Conduct may be reported to the Office of Student Conduct. Violation of these policies may also result in the loss of Library privileges.
Expectations of Library Users
- Interact courteously with other library users and staff.
- Comply with library policies, particularly with regard to acceptable use of computers, quiet study areas, and food and drink.
- Respect library resources— e. g., print only when necessary; do not write on or otherwise damage library materials; return materials on time.
- Respect intellectual property including copyright.
- Keep all valuables and personal property with you at all times. The library is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Use cell phones in designated locations, such as the stairwell, Starbucks, or in the lobby.
- Supervise children at all times (children are not allowed in the Student Technology Lab).
- Engage in activities associated with the use of a library. Non-affiliated users not reading, studying, using library materials or attending events may be required to leave the building.
- Maintain an acceptable standard of personal hygiene. Creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition, such as infested clothing or personal effects is unacceptable.
- Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.
- Use electrical outlets for mobile computing devices and other electronic equipment having legitimate library use.
- Destruction or theft of library materials or property
- Use of alcohol or illegal drugs
- Lewd, indecent, disruptive, or boisterous behavior (disorderly conduct)
- Failure to comply with requests to adhere to Library policies, especially with regard to policies on noise levels in an area
- Threatening, harassing or intimidating language or behavior
- Smoking and use of tobacco products
- Bringing weapons into the building
- Bathing or shaving in restrooms
- Solicitation of any type
- Bringing pets or animals, other than authorized assistance animals into the building
- Violation of Kean University’s Computer Related Acceptable Use Policy
- Draping electrical cords across aisles as to create a tripping hazard or which obstructs the use of identified emergency exits and/or fire doors
- Leaving the building through doors marked “Emergency Exit Only”
Adapted from policies prepared by the Duquesne University Library of Pittsburgh.
Last Revision: November 2010